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Horseshoe Mound

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1679 N Blackjack Rd, Galena, IL 61036-9412
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Stop there if you can!

Beautiful and historic. Stop, even for just a moment, to enjoy the breathtaking views. So glad we... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2017
Rachel H
Amazing views with some geography lessons

This is a bit off the beaten path up a narrow dirt road but totally worth the trip up. The view is... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2017
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1679 N Blackjack Rd, Galena, IL 61036-9412
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"gravel road"
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"breathtaking views"
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"an easy drive"
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"hiking trails"
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"an adventure"
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"beautiful area"
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"chestnut mountain"
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"mississippi river"
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"my husband and i"
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"hike"
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"stone"
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

Beautiful and historic. Stop, even for just a moment, to enjoy the breathtaking views. So glad we did! The neat landscape and background on the “driftless” regions are worth the time!

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

This is a bit off the beaten path up a narrow dirt road but totally worth the trip up. The view is incredible and I had a cool clear day to enjoy it fully. There are several signs that tell you about the local geography....More

Thank Jewelsworld
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Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

Read the reviews and decided to go have a look. The gravel road up to it is not bad at all (We had AWD). Beautiful grounds, with a lot of great information at the top. The loop I believe is 1.1 miles. If you decide...More

Thank cheermulligan
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

The Mound is fair distance from the river and cities. Most views are of farm land and distant cities. Access to the site is by a one lane gravel road and very rough in places. There were few visitors while we were there.

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

The view is beautiful!! There were quite a few people there when we visited. There is a walking trail too

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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

I drove up about an hour before sunset. To my surprise, I was the only person there. It was very peaceful and pretty. The gravel road could use some repair as the sides of the road at some points were very steep drop-offs. There would...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

Spent some time here on a beautiful afternoon. The views are amazing and grounds are well maintained.

Thank Emily_Jane_144
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

We stumbled on this beautiful area by mistake. we were so glad we decided to take the dirt/gravel road up the hill to experience this preserve. Gorgeous wildflowers and views were amazing. Nice trails and fun things to see for all ages.

Thank cindya19ca
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Reviewed July 29, 2017

A tribute to the celestial traditions. Well maintained and great to visit at sunset or sunrise. Worth the short drive.

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

We stopped here on after our anniversary dinner, around 7:30 and before sunset. The informative panels were well written and provided interesting information, and it was interesting to see the arrangement of the path, especially the seasonal solstice markers. Looking down into the valleys was...More

Thank Marlaina L
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Emily P
September 26, 2017|
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March 13, 2017|
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I wasn't aware of a chapel, but your question peaked my interest! I found (I think) what you are referring to. Check out Sinsinawa Mound - it's not far from Galena. And now I want to check it out next time we are in the... More
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290lorib
October 24, 2016|
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Response from Tina S | Reviewed this property |
We were there 10/10. Not allot of color. Mainly yellows and green. Would expect weekend of 10/23 or this weekend to be in full color.
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